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RATINGS: 1726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2003
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a light brown medium thick head with lots of lace. Bitter sweet malt aroma with a roasted/smokey coffee background. Bitter slightly sweet smokey flavor with cofee notes and a smokey finish. Full bodied, smooth and slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - APR 22, 2003
Roasty sweet aroma witha bit of floral fruitiness from hops. A moderate chocolate, toast aroma. Perfect flavor, slight dry, with a roasty finish. Great porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2003
Very dark almost opaque amber color.foamy tan head,that last's a long time.Aroma was slightly malty but very heavy on the coffee,in fact the coffee is the strongest point to this brew.Its taste is light in feel but strong in coffee again with some malt to it as well as a very,very slight hint of hops you kind of have to hunt them down to detect them.I think this could be a substitute for coffee in the morning because it has the same taste and after taste as a cold cup of coffee.This is not bad but kind of leaves this brew a bit one sided IMO.Over all this is a good beer just not high on my list of got to have again and again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2003
Black colour with a light brown head. The beer is not completely opaque, as brown arises from the bottom. The aroma is of definate chocolate. A full-bodied beer with a malt flavour and aftertaste of coffee and bitterness! Definately worth a try as all the beers from Great Lakes!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2005 Dark black color. Small head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. A full-bodied porter. Malts are roasty, chocolate and coffee. Slightly bitter. Nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Beautiful dark brown liquid fluid. Nice full head. Very nice coffee/toffee aroma. Nice full flavor of roasted malt. Very full mouthfeel nice texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Dark brown with a tinge of garnet. lasting light tan head. Dark malt and hops aroma combine for a near celery like aroma. Heavy grain and rich nut flavors. The finish is remarkable with a cocoa chocolate malts wafting of the palate. This sample may be a bit dated, but I will gladly revisit, as you can tell this is a well put together brew.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiquidAsset (1) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2003 does not count
An extremely tasty porter. Would highly recommend for those that have yet to experience the taste of this finer micro.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2003
A beautiful site setting in the glass, this deep ruby red to almost brown elixir of life, the head gargantuan In size, creamy in texture, the color a light chocolate brown, the residual lace a thick clinging sheet. Toasted grain lots of malt and to me a sweet black walnut aroma noticed, a fine sniffer at any rate. At the front sweet, the top slender in its feel to the palate, finish has a splendid hop spiciness, the carbonation mild, with the aftertaste droughty and lingering, a fine porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2003
To me this beer is more of a stout than a porter. Roasted aroma, with a pleasant chocolate-coffee taste, its a good beer no matter what you call it.


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